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Aspen Brain Lab takes place this weekend

Jul 21, 2016

 

Amantha Thathiah is a principal investigator and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the neurobiology department.

The 4th annual Aspen Brain Lab is Saturday. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts spoke with president and founder Glenda Greenwald, as well as a researcher who will be speaking at the event.

 

 

Greenwald started the gathering after establishing the Aspen Brain Forum. It was formed around the idea that people who are not researchers may want to learn about significant findings in mind health.

 

Glenda Greenwald is the president and founder of the Aspen Brain Lab and the Aspen Brain Forum.

“I created Aspen Brain Lab, which is for the public that is interested in how long we can live and how healthily we can live,” she said.

 

The full day is divided into four sections: the creative brain, the impaired brain, the healthy brain and the future brain.

One of the new speakers this year in the impaired brain part of the program is Amantha Thathiah, a principal investigator and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the neurobiology department. She will be talking about a new approach to curing Alzheimer's.